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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Nationwide
FlexDirect Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1000
Account Type Current Account
Interest AER 5.00%

Why we like it: 5.00% interest for 12 months on balances up to £2,500 for the first year. You must pay in £1,000 or more each month to receive interest (excluding transfers from any Nationwide account held by you or anyone else). 12 month fee-free arranged overdraft available. No monthly fee. Must be aged 18 or older.

Nationwide
FlexPlus Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Interest AER 3.00%

Why we like it: 3.0% AER fixed interest on balances up to £2,500. No fees on arranged overdrafts up to £250. UK & Europe Breakdown Cover, Worldwide family travel insurance. Free mobile banking app, text alerts and secure online banking. £13 monthly account fee

Santander
123 Current Account Santander
Open With £500
Account Type Current Account
Interest AER 1.50%

Why we like it: Earn 1.50% AER (variable) interest on balances up to a maximum of £20,000. Up to 3% CASHBACK on various household bills. Monthly fee of £5. Must pay in £500 pm.

NatWest
Reward Platinum Account Natwest
Open With £1500
Account Type Current Account
Features 2% in Rewards £125 for switching

Why we like it: Get £125 when you switch a current account held elsewhere to this account. Earn 2% in Rewards on 7 types of household bills paid by Direct Debit. On average Reward customers earn £83 a year in Rewards (not incl. monthly fee) based on monthly bills of £345. Also includes family worldwide travel and mobile phone insurance. £20 monthly fee

Disclaimer: To apply for this account you must be aged 18 or over and a UK resident

NatWest
Reward Silver Account Natwest
Open With £1500
Account Type Current Account
Features 2% in Rewards £125 for switching

Why we like it: Get £125 when you switch a current account held elsewhere to this account. Earn 2% in Rewards on 7 types of household bills paid by Direct Debit. On average Reward customers earn £83 a year in Rewards (not incl. monthly fee) based on monthly bills of £345. Also includes personal European travel and mobile phone insurance. £10 monthly fee

Disclaimer: To apply for this account you must be aged 18 or over and a UK resident

NatWest
Reward Account Natwest
Open With £1500
Account Type Current Account
Features 2% in Rewards £125 for switching

Why we like it: Get £125 when you switch a current account held elsewhere to this account. Earn 2% in Rewards on 7 types of household bills paid by Direct Debit. On average Reward customers earn £83 a year in Rewards (not incl. monthly fee) based on monthly bills of £345. £2 monthly fee

Disclaimer: To apply for this account you must be aged 18 or over and a UK resident

Nationwide
FlexAccount Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Features 3 months interest-free overdraft No monthly account fee

Why we like it: Everyday current account. 3 months interest-free overdraft and no monthly account fee

NatWest
Select Account Natwest
Open With £1500
Account Type Current Account
Features 2% in Rewards £125 for switching

Why we like it: Get £125 when you switch a current account held elsewhere to this account. Everyday bank account. Arranged overdraft available. Award winning mobile banking app. No monthly fee

Disclaimer: To apply for this account you must be aged 18 or over and a UK resident

Best Current Account Offers

A number of current accounts offer cashback, ongoing rewards, or a mixture of the two as an incentive to get you to switch.

Cashbacks can be either a cash sum (often in the £100s) or equivalent for switching, or a percentage (up to 5%) of various household bills or other spending (e.g. contactless), paid to you ongoing. Some of these are packaged and so have a monthly account fee, some do not.

Current accounts are offering some great deals at the moment and many of them offer a higher rate of interest than many savings accounts.

There are also other offers such as fee-free overdrafts. All of the accounts we list adhere to the Current Account Switch Guarantee and offer a 7 Day Switch service.

Take advantage of the switch rewards and cash back offers and watch your money grow.

Here are a selection of the best deals around at the moment:

  • TSB are offering £10 cashback each month if you have two Direct Debits per month and use your debit card 20 times per month. This on top of their currently high rate of interest make for a very rewarding deal.
  • Halifax are rewarding £100 for switching to their account along with monthly cash rewards for meeting certain criteria.
  • Natwest are offering 3% cashback on all household bills with their reward account.
  • Co-operative Bank are giving away £150 for switching to their current account. This is followed up by monthly cash rewards for meeting certain criteria.
  • HSBC are offering £150 for switching to their current account with another £50 if you stay with them a year. HSBC will also give you a six month interest-free overdraft.
  • First Direct are giving customers £100 when they switch and stay with them for three months. If you are dissatisfied with their service they will give you another £100 when you leave.
  • Santander 123 and 123 Lite offer cashback on your household bills making it a great way to earn money back on necessary spending. The 123 account also offer a good rate of interest on balances up to £20,000.
  • Marks and Spencer are offering customers a £100 voucher when they switch as well as £10 per month for 12 months if certain criteria are met. A great offer if you regularly shop at Marks and Spencer.

You can find out more about any of these offers on our website. 

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